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Title:
Growing up social : raising relational kids in a screen-driven world
Author:
Chapman, Gary D., 1938-
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Publication Information:
Chicago : Northfield Publishing, [2014]
Physical Description:
233 pages ; 23 cm
Summary:
"In this digital age, children are spending more and more time interacting with a screen rather than a parent. Technology has the potential to add value to our families, but it can also erode a sense of togetherness and hinder a child's emotional growth. In Growing Up Social: Raising Relational Kids in a Screen-Driven World, you'll learn how to take back your home from an over-dependence on screens. Discover the five A+ skills needed to give your child the relational edge in a screen-driven world: affection, appreciation, anger management, apology, and attention. Today's screens aren't just in our living rooms; they are in our pockets. Now is the time to equip your child to live with screen time, not for screen time. Constant entertainment is not the goal of childhood. No phone, tablet, or gaming device can teach your child how to have healthy relationships; only you can. Growing Up Social will help you: - Equip your child to be relational rich in a digital world - Replace mindless screen time with meaningful family time - Establish simple boundaries that make a huge difference - Read what's working for the screen savvy family down the street - Prepare your child to succeed down the road in relationships and life - Learn healthy ways to occupy your child while you get things done"--
General Note:
"Life better together"--Cover.
Language:
English
ISBN:
9780802411235
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Book

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Is technology drawing your family together or driving it apart?

In this digital age, children are spending more and more time interacting with a screen and less time playing outside, reading a book, or interacting with a parent. While technology can benefit us, it can also erode a sense of togetherness and hinder a child's emotional and social development.

In Growing Up Social , Gary Chapman and Arlene Pellicane will empower you with the tools you need to make positive changes . . . starting today . Through stories, wit, and wisdom, you'll discover how to take back your home from an overdependence on screens. Plus, you'll learn to teach the five A+ skills that every child needs to master: affection, appreciation, anger management, apology, and attention.

Learn how to:

Replace mindless screen time with meaningful family time Establish simple boundaries that make a huge difference Discover what's working for families that have become screen savvy Equip your child to be relationally rich in a digital world Learn healthy ways to occupy your child while you get things done

Now is the time to equip your child with a healthy involvement with screens and an even healthier involvement with others.


Author Notes

Relationship counselor, pastor, and author Gary Chapman graduated from Moody Bible Institute, received a B.A. and M.A. in Anthropology from Wheaton College and Wake Forest University respectively, completed graduate work in education at Duke University and the University of North Carolina, and earned his Ph.D. in Adult Education and Master's of Religious Education from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary.

Chapman has discussed his five love language theory in numerous books and video programs, and he has also written many works of guidance on the topics of marriage, parenting, and in-law relationships. The director of Marriage and Family Life Consultants, Inc., Chapman has also been the senior associate pastor at Winston-Salem, North Carolina's Calvary Baptist Church since 1971. He has spoken internationally and domestically on relationships and received the Platinum Book Award from the Evangelical Publishers Association for The Five Love Languages. He also made The New York Times Best Seller List with The Five Love Languages of Children in 2015.

(Bowker Author Biography)


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Publisher's Weekly Review

Chapman (The 5 Love Languages) and Pellicane (31 Days to a Happy Husband) team up on a handbook for parents seeking control over the ubiquity of screen technology in their childrens lives. The authors are not antiscreen. They are against screen time interfering with social development. (Studies show increasing numbers of young people who report being shy. Many experts believe this rising number is partially due to the social isolation that comes with being digitally connected.) Their A+ Method for Relational Kids involves teaching five skills: affection, appreciation, apology, anger management, and attention. Their writing style is conversational, full of anecdotes from the authors and others lives to illustrate their points. Endnotes include information from a wide range of popular magazines, newspapers, reports, and academic journals. This is a practical book. Parents will find a useful review of the stages of social development, a quiz on screen time, and a lengthy set of discussion questions. (Sept.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.


Table of Contents

Introduction: Taking Back Your Homep. 7
1 Screen Time: Too Much, Too Soon?p. 13
2 The A+Method for Relational Kidsp. 27
3 The A+Skill of Affectionp. 39
4 The A+Skill of Appreciationp. 53
5 The A+Skill of Anger Managementp. 67
6 The A+Skill of Apologyp. 81
7 The A+Skill of Attentionp. 95
8 Screen Time and Shynessp. 111
9 Screen Time and the Brianp. 123
10 Screen Time and the Love Languagesp. 137
11 Screen Time and Securityp. 151
12 Screen Time and Parental Authorityp. 167
13 Screen Time and the Single Parentp. 181
14 Screen Time and Youp. 193
Conclusion: A Tale of Two Homesp. 207
Notesp. 211
Social Development by Ages and Stagesp. 219
Quiz: Does Your Child Have Too Much Screen Time?p. 221
Resources at www.5LoveLanguages.comp. 222
Discussion Group Questionp. 223